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Old 10-22-2012, 09:10 AM   #1636
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Hello everyone I don't post very often but I just wanted to say that two years ago we booked two rooms adjoining I think it was conch key TPV. When we went up the rooms one room had a perfect view of the castle and the other a big pine tree right in the middle!!!!!!! We could not see the castle from this room!!! We went back to the front desk and asked about it and the manager did give us a credit because they did not have two adjoining rooms TPV to move us to,but that one room definetly wasn't TPV. It was ok though at least one was! We didn't feel like waiting till the next day and then leaving the parks to have to move to the other rooms we just wanted to settle in and enjoy our trip. They must have known if not they would not have given us a credit
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:16 PM   #1637
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I found a website which some of you probably already know about but it won't allow me to post the link. I will PM you the link and this may help with the views for the buildings. I don't know how old this is but it looks like it's pretty up to date. Hope it helps.
If this offer is still good, could you pm it to me? I'm a bit ambivalent about getting too caught up in view research tho', I did that before staying at the Poly and at AKL, I poured over possible views and was a bit disappointed w/ what I ended up w/ initially (got over it pretty fast, tho'.)
Well, the GF part of my Mickey mail came today, guess that means it's getting close - not quite start checking Orlando weather close, but close.
Any thoughts on GF cafe - I've not eaten there and am thinking I may do so, the offerings look better than any of the MK restaurants w/openings on the day I need. Kona's is available, as well, but I've been there and it might be nice to try GF cafe this time.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:32 PM   #1638
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If this offer is still good, could you pm it to me? I'm a bit ambivalent about getting too caught up in view research tho', I did that before staying at the Poly and at AKL, I poured over possible views and was a bit disappointed w/ what I ended up w/ initially (got over it pretty fast, tho'.)
Well, the GF part of my Mickey mail came today, guess that means it's getting close - not quite start checking Orlando weather close, but close.
Any thoughts on GF cafe - I've not eaten there and am thinking I may do so, the offerings look better than any of the MK restaurants w/openings on the day I need. Kona's is available, as well, but I've been there and it might be nice to try GF cafe this time.
We had a NY strip steak at the GF cafe last Dec and it was a great. meal.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:35 PM   #1639
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The GF Cafe was my favorite for breakfast as well. Really good food and excellent service.

Wish I was there now...

I just booked a last minute trip to POR (leaving Friday!) but only for two nights.. I could not wait until January.. LOL I am a true addict.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:28 PM   #1640
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We love GF Cafe for breakfast. I'm not sure the cardiologist would agree, though... Lobster Eggs Benedict!

Butterflygirl35, I can understand that addiction of yours.

Okay, a quick question. I plan to bring an ipad on our upcoming visit. What will I need to do to access the WiFi at the GF?
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:46 AM   #1641
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Every time I have been to the GF Cafe, I have had a great meal. It really is a hidden gem, so I highly recommend it!

Anybody at GF now, or going very soon, I would love to hear an update on the Gasparilla's and courtyard pool progress. The pictures posted a week or so ago were GREAT! Any CM's willing to answer questions as to completion timeline??

We can't wait, we'll be there soon with 6 of us!
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:03 AM   #1642
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Followthatmouse - I didn't need anything, it just let me on the Internet.

All of this talk of gf cafe is making me miss it so much. My dh loves the burger with lobster on it.
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If this offer is still good, could you pm it to me? I'm a bit ambivalent about getting too caught up in view research tho', I did that before staying at the Poly and at AKL, I poured over possible views and was a bit disappointed w/ what I ended up w/ initially (got over it pretty fast, tho'.)
If you would like, PM me your email address and I will send it that way. I am not allowed to post the site anywhere here on the DIS.

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All of this talk of gf cafe is making me miss it so much. My dh loves the burger with lobster on it.
Same with us in June when we stayed at BLT. My DS was able to use his iPad without anything either. So much easier to carry around than a lap top.

I just mentioned the burger with lobster to my DH and he said that he had already eyed that one up.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:03 AM   #1644
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Missed a call from Disney 407-824-1000...no message?

We are booked at the GF next week and I missed a call Sunday that I noticed scrolling through missed calls and it said "Disney-407-824-1000". I looked it up online and it's a number for the Contemporary Resort. I so hope they're not trying to move our two rooms as my parents are going with us just to stay in the GF. I have reservations at Chef Mickey's and California Grill. I'm paranoid. Anybody gotten one of these calls?
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:41 AM   #1645
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Hello everyone I don't post very often but I just wanted to say that two years ago we booked two rooms adjoining I think it was conch key TPV. When we went up the rooms one room had a perfect view of the castle and the other a big pine tree right in the middle!!!!!!! We could not see the castle from this room!!! We went back to the front desk and asked about it and the manager did give us a credit because they did not have two adjoining rooms TPV to move us to,but that one room definetly wasn't TPV. It was ok though at least one was! We didn't feel like waiting till the next day and then leaving the parks to have to move to the other rooms we just wanted to settle in and enjoy our trip. They must have known if not they would not have given us a credit
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The GF Cafe was my favorite for breakfast as well. Really good food and excellent service.

Wish I was there now...

I just booked a last minute trip to POR (leaving Friday!) but only for two nights.. I could not wait until January.. LOL I am a true addict.
Leaving Friday, woohoo! Spontaneous trips are so exciting.

We are huge fans of the GF Cafe, we ate there 4 or 5 times this past trip.

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Okay, a quick question. I plan to bring an ipad on our upcoming visit. What will I need to do to access the WiFi at the GF?
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Followthatmouse - I didn't need anything, it just let me on the Internet.
This was our experience as well - if I recall, we simply opened our browser and the wifi connected. Well, sort of...we had a lot of dropped connections.

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We are booked at the GF next week and I missed a call Sunday that I noticed scrolling through missed calls and it said "Disney-407-824-1000". I looked it up online and it's a number for the Contemporary Resort. I so hope they're not trying to move our two rooms as my parents are going with us just to stay in the GF. I have reservations at Chef Mickey's and California Grill. I'm paranoid. Anybody gotten one of these calls?
Are you booked on club level? The GF shares their IPO with the CR, so it could have been a call from them. I doubt they are moving you to the CR, the Grand hasn't been full for a while due to the construction. I just checked the website, and there are still rooms available for next week.
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Are you booked on club level? The GF shares their IPO with the CR, so it could have been a call from them. I doubt they are moving you to the CR, the Grand hasn't been full for a while due to the construction. I just checked the website, and there are still rooms available for next week.
I agree. Back in 2008 we were booked at the GF SL and we received a call from Disney. Called back and it was at the Poly. The GF IPO was working from the Poly that time.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:06 PM   #1647
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CoachBagFanatic and k&a&c'smom :

Thanks for your replies about the phone call from Contemporary (likely IPO)We are staying Concierge, so I hope they were just checking in. That makes sense though this is our 4th time staying GF Concierge in 5 years and I've never gotten a call before. An email, yes, but not a phone call. I just wish they'd left a message. We are looking forward to it. Actually, I cannot wait! My dad is planning on listening to the piano and the band with lots of goodies to eat throughout the day. He is just going to do one day at MK, which I can't imagine but he's not able to get around very well and he wants to enjoy watching his 3 granddaughters one day at the park and the other days he'll spend enjoying the hotel. So the hotel is really ALL he's interested in . Now my mother, is really looking forward to all of it. My DH who hasn't always been a big Disney fan, but loves GF is excited too. Weather forecasts in the high 70s and sunny.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:20 PM   #1648
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Hi all! I am new to the WDW side of the Dis, but we decided to do a pre-cruise stay at GF, and I need help with room location request. We just have one night booked, and we aren't going to the parks. We are staying at GF mostly for convenience for our ADR at 1900 Park Fare. We booked a TPV room, because Wishes is scheduled for the night we will be there. We booked TPV so we could watch Wishes, but in reading the comments, it looks like some of the views are obstructed. Any suggestions on a location to request? Should I note my request to see the theme park in my TPV room when I checkin? TIA!
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CoachBagFanatic and k&a&c'smom :

Thanks for your replies about the phone call from Contemporary (likely IPO)We are staying Concierge, so I hope they were just checking in. That makes sense though this is our 4th time staying GF Concierge in 5 years and I've never gotten a call before. An email, yes, but not a phone call. I just wish they'd left a message. We are looking forward to it. Actually, I cannot wait! My dad is planning on listening to the piano and the band with lots of goodies to eat throughout the day. He is just going to do one day at MK, which I can't imagine but he's not able to get around very well and he wants to enjoy watching his 3 granddaughters one day at the park and the other days he'll spend enjoying the hotel. So the hotel is really ALL he's interested in . Now my mother, is really looking forward to all of it. My DH who hasn't always been a big Disney fan, but loves GF is excited too. Weather forecasts in the high 70s and sunny.
My pleasure. You can always call them back as I did to see if I needed to answer any questions for them. They most likely were calling just to check-in to see if they can do anything else for you.

It sounds like you all are going to have a great time. We love the GF and it holds a very special place in our hearts.

Sending you lots of for your magical trip.
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Thank you very much jillmc40, CoachBagFanatic and k&a&c'smom! We'll see how we go. As long as we can connect occasionally and make sure our country is still there, all will be well.
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